Focus on Sustainability

  • L.E.E.D GOLD CERTIFICATION

    Completed in January 2009, Hendrick House opened our new dining center and focused on reducing our impact on the environment. Our construction design has received a LEED Gold certification and our service has been completely revamped to carry forward the focus of reduce, reuse and recycle.

     

    OUR ENVIRONMENT
    Hendrick House participates in a cooking oil recycling program, buys locally grown produce and we no longer use trays for food. This effort has significantly reduced the amount of food waste. Students are excited about the freshly made food, the high quality of our service standards and the fact that we are helping our environment.

     

    SUSTAINABILITY
    We are looking forward to the challenge of continuing our sustainable efforts throughout our facility. We have added solartubes, shining natural light into our lobby area. Our newly constructed area has light sensors and automatic water flo sensors in the restrooms. Hendrick House uses compact flourescent light bulbs wherever possible.

     

    FARM TO TABLE DINNER

    Please read about our recent efforts this past summer. This interview with Assistant Food Service Director Diane Cooper gives more information about a great night, full of locally grown delights. We hope that this was the first of many Farm-To-Table Dinners yet to come.

     

    Focus on Our Chefs

    Learn more about the talented staff who help guide our efforts toward a sustainable future. Chef Alisa DeMarco joined us this year. Alisa brought to our company her knowledge of the importance of the Farm-to Table lifestyle, driving us toward our goal of a more sustainable kitchen.